Today 10 years ago, how the drama “Boys over Flowers” conquered Asia

In the memory of many generations, the drama called “Boys over Flowers” seems to have just been released a few years ago.

But actually, this legendary drama had went on air today 10 years ago. It’s hard but we must admit that we are not that young anymore!

Today 10 years ago, January 5th 2009, the drama “Boys over Flowers” (BOF) was aired as the Korean version of the Japanese “Hana Yori Dango”. The drama quality was doubted by many fans of the original series. After 25 episodes in 3 months from Jan 5th to March 31st 2019, the drama was a big succeed not just in South Korea but all over Asia.

At that time, this drama created such a big wave making Asian youth went crazy for the school Shinhwa which is the school of the richest kids in South Korea. Extravagant buildings, dazzling oufits from the drama made every one its fans. The F4 became the beauty standard and even after all those years, people still mention the phrase “as handsome as F4”. Not stopping there, the school uniform of BOF was also a hot item to Asian youth at that time and became a trend in school fashion.

BOF was also the launcher for many young actors/actresses to become an A-grade star just in one night. Photos of Lee Min Ho, Goo Hye Sun, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Song Woo Bin appeared from almost every Asian kid’s bedroom to the classroom. The rising stars even arranged a Asia fan meeting tour which attracted many fans.

Before BOF, Lee Min Ho was just a young normal actor with no special role in his career whatsoever. After BOF was aired, he immediately became the icon of male actors who were born in the 80s appearing on TV. Lee Min Ho, after the success of BOF, started to appear in many famous drama such as City Hunter, Faith, The Inheritors, Legend of the Blue Sea,…

Yoo Ji Hoo in BOF was one of the best moment in Kim Hyun Joong’s acting career. From an idol, BOF was a stable launcher for him to become an actor and if it wasn’t for the scandal in 2014, he would have been famous even now. Kim Bum and Kim Joon, even though they weren’t very successful with their career after BOF, still have a stable fandom thanks to BOF. “Grass” Goo Hye Sun is having a happy live with her husband Ahn Jae Hyun and is free to chase her dream as a painter, film director, writer,…

Time passed by, anyone who had watched the drama at the time it was aired on TV must admit that they are not that young anymore!

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